Myocardial perfusion imaging after transient balloon occlusion during percutaneous coronary interventions.

@article{Aqel2007MyocardialPI,
  title={Myocardial perfusion imaging after transient balloon occlusion during percutaneous coronary interventions.},
  author={Raed A. Aqel and Gilbert J Zoghbi and Luvenia Wilcox Bender and Johnny W. Scott and Jon A. Baldwin and Jaekyeong Heo and Ami E. Iskandrian},
  journal={Journal of nuclear cardiology : official publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology},
  year={2007},
  volume={14 2},
  pages={221-8}
}
BACKGROUND Myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) is highly sensitive in detecting rest ischemia when the radiotracer is injected during the episode of ischemia. The frequency of abnormal MPI results after resolution of ischemia is not well defined. The aim of this study was to determine how long MPI results remain abnormal after transient coronary artery occlusion. METHODS AND RESULTS Patients undergoing single-vessel percutaneous coronary intervention were injected with technetium 99m sestamibi… CONTINUE READING